Walpole Bay Hotel

“An elegant, luxurious hotel with a strong history of hospitality” - VisitEngland Assessor


Margate, Kent

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Welcoming guests since 1914, Walpole Bay Hotel is a beautifully preserved building that was extended in the 1920s. Staying here is like stepping back in history to a time of opulence and luxury, all within a short walk of the seafront. From the Edwardian-style restaurant to the flower-decked terrace, and the old-fashioned lift, this is a memorable seaside stay.

Walpole Bay Hotel
Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, MARGATE, Kent, CT9 2JJ

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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